2013 BC Beer Awards Winners – The Best Beer in British Columbia

2013 BC Beer Awards Winners

The 2013 BC Beer Awards have been presented and the top brews across 17 different categories have been awarded. With over 300 beers in contention this year it is clear that the competition has never been this steep within the borders of British Columbia. This competition spurs on creativity and allows the brewers to truly master their crafts in pursuing perfection. The 2013 event marked the fourth annual BC Beer Awards and it brought hundreds of craft beer enthusiasts to Vancouver’s Croatian Cultural Center to drink the fruits of BC brewers’ labours.

Here is a list of the winners from the 2013 BC Beer Awards. To see photos from this amazing event please follow this link!

Best In Show
Vancouver Island Brewery – Hermannator Ice Bock

Strong Ale
1st – Central City Brewing – Thor’s Hammer Barley Wine
2nd – Parallel 49 Brewing – Vow Of Silence Belgian Strong Ale
3rd – Townsite Brewing – Biere D’Hiver Winter Ale

Imperial IPA
1st – Central City Brewing – Imperial IPA
2nd – Phillips Brewing – Amnesiac Double IPA
3rd – Parallel 49 Brewing – The Hopnotist Imperial IPA

1st – Driftwood Brewing – Fat Tug IPA
2nd – Driftwood Brewing – Sartori Harvest Fresh Hop IPA
3rd – Moon Under Water – Tranquility IPA
Special Mention – Hoyne Brewing – Devil’s Dream IPA

1st – Yaletown Brewing – Yaletown Oud Brun
2nd – Granville Island Brewing – Thirsty Farmer Saison
3rd – Four Winds Brewing – Wild Flower Saison

1st – Persephone – Stout-Off Stout
2nd – Longwood Brewing -Stoutnik Russian Imperial Stout
3rd – Old Yale Brewing – Sasquatch Stout

1st – Phillips Brewing – Chocolate Porter
2nd – Townsite Brewing – Pow Town Porter
3rd – Parallel 49 Brewing – Old Boy Ale
Special Mention – Hoyne Brewing – Dark Matter

1st – Lighthouse Brewing – Race Rocks
2nd – Tree Brewing – Groove Session Ale
3rd – Fernie Brewing – Big Caboose Red Ale

Special Beer
1st – Howe Sound Brewing – Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale
2nd – Parallel 49 Brewing – From East Van With Love
3rd – Coal Harbour Brewing – Smoke & Mirrors Smoked Imperial Ale

1st – Central City Brewing – Red Racer Pumpkin Ale
2nd – Steamworks Brewing – Espresso Stout
3rd – R&B Brewing – Birra Fresca Cucumber Mint IPA

Fruit Beer
1st – Central City Brewing – Red Racer Raspberry Wheat
2nd – Parallel 49 Brewing – Seed Spitter
3rd – Fernie Brewing – What The Huck

Wheat Beer
1st – Deep Cove Craft Brewers – Quick Wit Wheat
2nd – Moon Under Water Brewing – The Victorious Weizenbock
3rd – Howe Sound Brewing – King Heffy Imperial Heffeweizen

1st – Central City Brewing – Red Racer Pilsner
2nd – Tree Brewing – Kelowna Pilsner
3rd – Parallel 49 Brewing – Crane Kick Sorachi Ace Pilsner
Special Mention – Four Winds Brewing – Brent Mills Pilsner

American Ale
1st – Parallel 49 Brewing – Gypsey Tears Ruby Ale
2nd – Old Yale Brewing – Old Yale Pale Ale
3rd – Central City Brewing – Red Racer Pale Ale

English Ale
1st – Nelson Brewing – Hop Good Organic Session
2nd – Central City Brewing – Red Racer ESB
3rd – Powell Street Brewing – Old Jalopy Pale Ale
Special Mention – Okanagan Spring Brewing – Pale Ale

Session Ale
1st – Nelson Brewing – Wild Honey Organic Ale
2nd – Phillips Brewing – Slipstream Ale
3rd – Parallel 49 – Red Eye Lager

Special Lager
1st – Vancouver Island Brewery – Hermannator Ice Bock
2nd – Dead Frog Brewing – The Session Vienna Lager
3rd – Tree Brewing – Captivator Doppelbock

Session Lager
1st – Big Surf Brewing – Big Surf Lager
2nd – High Mountain Brewing – Derrick Franche Lifty Lager
3rd – Coal Harbour Brewing – 311 Helles Lager

CBC People’s Choice Award
Powell Street Craft Brewery – Whiskey Porter

Dan Small Homebrew Award
1st – John Folinsbee
2nd – Takashi Guenette
3rd – Adam Crandall

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